Istanbul | Tea in Turkey

Sunday, April 7, 2013 4comments No tags Permalink 0

Remember

D

‘s trip to

Madrid, Seville, and London

?

Well she just came back from Istanbul (another adventure!) last week…

…with beautiful photos. Tea culture in Istanbul is inspiring. Or like D said…

“The tea culture – more like lifestyle – is nothing I have ever seen. Not even England can compete! People stop for tea anywhere, everywhere. From policemen to fishermen.”

Turkish tea (

çay

) is a black tea from the Black Sea coast. It’s brewed in a double-stacked kettle (

çaydanlık

) and served with plenty of sugar in a tulip-shaped glass.

In Kadakoy, D found a small park by Galata Bridge where vendors can set up tea “shops” without permits. Not legal, no matters ;)

I wish the tea culture in NYC was this vibrant. Could you imagine stopping for a glass in Washington Square Park? Now

that

would be amazing.

P.S. See more of

D’s photo work here

…I am lucky to call her a friend ^_^